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Old 06-01-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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For those familiar with Disney World, especially Magic Kingdom....

I haven't been there for years, and wondered -- can small children (1 years old) ride any of the rides, like It's a Small World?
Would it be worth visiting with a child that young?
(I know they won't remember it, but think they would enjoy the sights, music, etc.)
Pros and Con?

Any advice appreciated!
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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Answer: Yes.

Be advised, however, that this ride may break down right in the middle of it.
And although the BOATS stop....Those singing audio animatronic dolls do not. Get stuck there for any longer than 10 minutes and you'll have nightmares and wake up in a cold sweat while blurting out, "IIIIIT'S A SMAAAALL WORLD AAAAAFTER AAAALL......"!!!!

Godspeed
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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Answer: Yes.

Be advised, however, that this ride may break down right in the middle of it.
And although the BOATS stop....Those singing audio animatronic dolls do not. Get stuck there for any longer than 10 minutes and you'll have nightmares and wake up in a cold sweat while blurting out, "IIIIIT'S A SMAAAALL WORLD AAAAAFTER AAAALL......"!!!!

Godspeed
Thanks -
What rides or places would you recommend for a 1 year old at Disney World?
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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The Dumbo the flying elephant ride and there is a similar ride in the Bazaar at Agrabar, it has camels standing around it.

The Safari ride is fun as well. The Merry go round, is cool. The train that goes around the entire park is fun AND there is a special play area behind Tomorrow land gear toward small children, you can also go there to see Micky Mouse's house and Minnies as well, these are walk through kind of things. You can also stand in line to meet the characters and get some really cool pictures of your child with the different characters.

I have taken pictures of my daughter so often with them, its sort of like a measurement of how much she has grown now.

If you are wanting to take your child t a character meal, there is one in The Magic Kingdom you might like, I can't remember the name of it, call 407-WDW-DINE in advance and ask whats available in The Magic Kingdom, its a buffet style and the characters come around to the table, but so you don't have to wait its good to get a reservation.

Bring a stroller and something to protect you from the rain, we have nice showers in the afternoon. Sometimes thats the best time to try and get on the busy rides...people think they are going to melt.

If you are a fan of The Little Mermaid, you can also get in line at the Groto and get your childs picture with Ariel. When my daughter first went there, she was so young she thought Ariel was real, she reached out and touched Ariels fin in amazement.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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I would advise against taking children under the age of three to Disney. This time of year, it's HOT! Heat, small children, crowds, changing diapers, and feeding don't mix well at all. Not to mention all of the stuff you need to carry around to take care of a one year old.

Yes, you can take your one-year-old child on quite a few of the rides / shows at the Magic Kindgom, enough to fill your day, anyway. But, the kid won't like it. You won't like it. The entire expensive day just ends up being a pointless and painful disaster.

I had to hold myself and my wife back until my kid was three to take her to Disney. Even then, we still had our difficulties.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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Its not that big a deal...babies are so fragile as long as their parents are looking out for them.

Another fun place are the water parks, there is a child friendly area where EVEN A one year old would have fun.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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Character meals @ the MK:

Crystal Palace

Cinderella's Royal Table
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:10 PM
 
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I would advise against taking children under the age of three to Disney. This time of year, it's HOT! Heat, small children, crowds, changing diapers, and feeding don't mix well at all. Not to mention all of the stuff you need to carry around to take care of a one year old.

Yes, you can take your one-year-old child on quite a few of the rides / shows at the Magic Kindgom, enough to fill your day, anyway. But, the kid won't like it. You won't like it. The entire expensive day just ends up being a pointless and painful disaster.

I had to hold myself and my wife back until my kid was three to take her to Disney. Even then, we still had our difficulties.
We would be going in either October or early December (before school gets out for Christmas break) to try and avoid heat and crowds as much as possible. I appreciate your response---we're considering it now and trying to decide if it would be worth it. We will have grandparents with us who will help out, probably wouldn't consider it otherwise!

I appreciate all who have responded. Thanks a lot!!
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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We took my younger daughter (years ago) when she was 3 years old. MAJOR mistake. It was July and about 98 degrees. That alone was bad enough, but for a 3 year old, other than seeing Mickey "up close and personal" at meals, even the rides (even the kiddie ones) didn't appeal much to her, especially waiting on LONG lines to get on one of them. She spend a lot of the time CRYING.

My older daughter was 8 at the time. She had a MUCH better time. I would not recommend taking a child much younger than that.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I agree that babies don't make good companions at amusement parks... especially in the summer heat here in Orlando... it's brutal. It's a lot of money to spend for the family outting and Disney is so much more fun when the kids are all old enough to appreciate it. We actually took our older kids and left the baby home with Grandmom when we lived near Disneyland. The little one didn't know the difference!
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